It was a very scary night and day for all of us. Hurricane Maria crossed the entire island. Wind was strong and unrelentless. For us on the east, winds started at 2am, and I think the west was still under hurricane conditions in the late afternoon.
Remember when after Irma I said all is fine, come visit? Well, Maria is completely different. Every corner of the island was affected. I do not have and will not have updated info about every town or every hotel. Cell phone and internet reception is spotty. And I listen to the radio sporadically.
Not sure when airport will open.
So what to do if you are coming on vacation:
From now to 2 weeks: do not even ask. Just cancel. Cruisers: pier 3 looks ok. Panam probably as well. Contact cruise line. If your flight comes in and cruise is departing, then you are ok. Road will be open.
2 weeks - 4 weeks: power should be more or less back for Condado, Isla Verde and OSJ. Check your hotel's FB page to see if they are open. Anywhere else in PR: cancel.
4 weeks-8 weeks: hopefully we will be able to have more things back yo normal. But in all honesty, I would just cancel. If you cannot cancel now free of penalty, just keep trying every week.
More than 8 weeks: too soon to tell. But I am sure we will be celebrating the holiday season. Stay tuned.
Again, remember cell phone and landlines have been affected. Do not call hotels now, there is no point. Rental owners will get back to you when they can.
I will try to keep you updated as I can. But please do not ask me about X,Y or Z hotel. They do not cover hotels in the news :)